Saint Martha and the Dragon
There was that time upon the river of Rhone, in a certain wood between Arles and Avignon, a great dragon, half beast and half fish, greater than an ox, longer than an horse, having teeth sharp as a sword, and horned on either side, with a head like a lion, tail like a serpent, and defended with two wings on either side, and he could not be beaten with cast of stones nor with other armor, and he was as strong as twelve lions or bears. This dragon lay hiding and lurking in the river, and he killed those that passed by, and he drowned ships. He came thither by sea from Galicia, and was engendered of Leviathan, which is a serpent of the water, and of a beast called Bonacho, that is engendered in Galicia. And when he is pursued, the Bonacho casts out of his belly behind, his ordure, the space of an acre of land on them that follow him, and it is bright as glass, and what it touches, it burns as fire.
Martha, at the prayer of the people, came into the wood to this dragon, and found him eating a man. And she cast on him holy water, and showed to him the cross, and he soon soon was overcome, and, as he was standing still as a sheep, she bound him with her own girdle, and then he was slain with spears and glaives of the people.
The dragon was called of them that dwelled in the country Tarasconus. In remembrance of him, that place is called Tarasconus.